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GeographyUnited States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.0 km² (4.3 mi²). 11.0 km² (4.2 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.47% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 6,828 people, 2,922 households, and 1,759 families residing in the city. The population density is 623.2/km² (1,612.8/mi²). There are 3,118 housing units at an average density of 284.6/km² (736.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.72% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.86% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. 2.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,922 households out of which 28.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% are married couples living together, 8.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% are non-families. 34.0% of all households are made up of individuals and 17.0% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.26 and the average family size is 2.93.
In the city the population is spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 27.7% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $37,399, and the median income for a family is $51,100. Males have a median income of $35,990 versus $25,053 for females. The per capita income for the city is $20,313. 6.4% of the population and 4.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.0% of those under the age of 18 and 5.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Birthplace of the Republican Party
Meeting in a Ripon, Wisconsin Congregational Church on February 28, 1854 some thirty opponents of the Nebraska Act called for the organization of a new political party and suggested that Republican would be the most appropriate name (to link their cause with the Declaration of Independence). The radicals also took a leading role in the creation of the Republican Party in many northern states during the summer of 1854 . While conservatives and many moderates were content merely to call for the restoration of the Missouri Compromise or a prohibition of slavery extension, the radicals insisted that no further political compromise with slavery was possible.
The modern Ripon Society, a Republican think tank, takes its name from the city.
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